Just call her Professor Jolie-Pitt! Angelina Jolie has landed a new role — buts it’s not in the movies. The Oscar winner will join the London School of Economics as a visiting professor next year, the Guardian reports.
The mom of six, 40, will teach a Master’s course on women, peace and security, which will be run by the school’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Jolie and William Hague, Britain’s former foreign secretary, launched the centre in 2015.
“It is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict,” Jolie, a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a statement on Monday, May 23, via the Guardian. “I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”
Hague, 55, has signed on to teach too. According to the Guardian, they will both teach at least once a year, “as often as their schedules, and their commitment as agreed with the centre director, will allow.”
Jolie and Hague’s positions, which are unpaid, will entail lectures, workshops and research. The institution said in a statement that visiting professor positions are given to those “who have appropriate distinction within their area of (non-academic) practice.” Additionally, they are “individuals who have achieved prominence in public service, or who have attained distinction in their profession and through their practical experience.”
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